Mercedes Humski, 32, from San Pedro, California, is currently a third-year Bachelor’s student in Biomedical Science at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In her academic pursuits, Mercedes has consistently achieved high grades, securing a place on the Dean’s List. Her studies include a broad range of subjects such as psychology, biology, and chemistry. She is also involved in a research project focusing on doctor-patient communication, enhancing her knowledge in this area and allowing her to work with like-minded professors and students.

Mercedes’s engagement extends beyond academics. She serves as the Student Government President for the class of 2024 and participates in various roles, including a Bioenrichment fellow in the HCOP cohort and work-study positions with the Dean’s executive assistant and the DNP coordinator. Her initiatives include organizing student housing, reviving campus clubs, assisting new students, and working to increase undergraduate enrollment. She also volunteers regularly both on and off campus, including in the 2023 homeless count.

Mercedes aims to further her education with a master’s degree in biomedical science and eventually work in the Biotechnology industry. Her long-term goal is to become a Geriatric physician and psychologist, focusing on minority healthcare and eldercare policies.